Trump accuses Schumer of crying ‘fake tears’

President Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday, accusing him of crying “fake tears” at a news conference Sunday where he called Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations “mean-spirited.”

After saying that Senate Democrats are intentionally stalling his cabinet selections, Trump attacked the New York Democrat, who appeared to well up during his scheduled news conference on Sunday in New York while talking about the order.

“I noticed Chuck Schumer yesterday with fake tears. I’m going to ask him who is his acting coach ’cause I know him very well,” Trump said while appearing at a meeting with small business owners.

“I don’t see him as a crier. If he is, he’s a different man. There’s about a five percent chance it was real, but I think they were fake tears,” Trump said.

In the press conference Sunday, Schumer called for the executive order to be reversed “immediately” as he was flanked by families affected by the ban.

“This executive order was mean-spirited and un-American,” the Democratic leader said. “It was implemented in a way that created chaos and confusion across the country.”

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This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner


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